The ability to valorise waste is a cornerstone of circular economy.
We identify new routes for biomass waste valorisation, and urban waste mining. We unlock new applications for biomass materials, and we create biobased functional materials.
By coupling modelling and simulations to hydrothermal processing (HTP) experiments we design and develop fit-for-purpose biobased materials with applications in energy harvesting and storage, sustainable infrastructure and precision agriculture, among others. Some examples of materials considered in this research include lignin, nanocellulose, chitin, biocrude oils, and carbon nanoparticles.